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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

$ million
Liabilities Movement since
previous
Wednesday
Assets Movement since
previous
Wednesday
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 11,199 - Gold and foreign
exchange[1]
76,885 5,353
Australian notes on issue 67,130 87 Australian dollar investments[2] 86,215 3,747
Exchange Settlement balances 22,333 396 Other assets (including clearing items) 1,518 -1
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 36,429 7,574      
Other liabilities 27,527 1,042      
Total 164,618 9,099 Total 164,618 9,099

Explanatory Notes

  1. Gold and foreign exchange

    Changes in this item reflect transactions of the following kinds:

    1. the Bank's transactions in foreign exchange and foreign securities (including under repurchase agreements);
    2. earnings on foreign currency investments; and
    3. changes in the valuation of foreign currency and gold, and changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.

    In the week to 26 August the rise mainly reflects item (c).[back to table]

  2. Australian dollar investments

    Movements in this item reflect:

    1. the Bank's transactions in securities (including under repurchase agreements) with the private sector;
    2. earnings on securities and changes in valuation.

    In the week to 26 August the rise mainly reflects item (a).[back to table]

  3. Summary historical data on the Bank's liabilities and assets are available in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Summary on the Reserve Bank's web site. The Bank's liabilities and assets data are also provided on a more disaggregated basis in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Detailed; this data is provided on a lagged basis of up to 4 months. [back to top]